Mumbai: In the 90s Anuradha Podwal Ki Tutti Bolti Thi became one of the most popular singers in Bollywood by singing one song after another in the hit films. Born on 27 October 1954 in a Konkani family in Karwar district of Karnataka, Anuradha was brought up in Mumbai. Anuradha’s husband Arun Podwal was SD Burman’s assistant music composer and Anuradha started her career with the film ‘Abhiman’. A poem was sung for Jaya Bhaduri in this film directed by SD Burman. After this, a time came that Anuradha’s song was used in every film. The singer who seemed to have ended the era of a great singer like Lata Mangeshkar is now away from singing. Let us tell you some interesting facts about Anuradha on her birthday.
Gulshan Kumar, who is considered the cassette king of the Hindi music industry, illuminated the destiny of Sonu Anuradha Paudwal. With the support of Gulshan, Anuradha reached the height of Podwal’s success. Anuradha was honored with Filmfare Award three times consecutively for films like ‘Aashiqui’, ‘Dil Hai Ki Mannata Nahin’, ‘Beta’. There was a time when only Anuradha’s voice could be heard in every street and neighborhood. When Anuradha started reaching the heights of success, it seemed that Lata Mangeshkar The era is over. Interestingly, Anuradha was not trained in classical music, but herself said that after listening to Lata’s music, she performed for hours.
Anuradha was the first choice of every musician in the 90s
There was a time when Hindi cinema was dominated by Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. Anuradha Podwal, the founder of T-Series, has started making a place in the music world with her melodious voice. Anuradha was climbing the ladder of success by working with musicians like SD Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji Rajesh Roshan. In the 90s, everyone wanted to work with T-series. In such a situation, it was believed that the days of Lata and Asha are over.
OP Nayyar had said that Anuradha has taken Lata’s place
Popular musicians like OP Nair also said that Anuradha has replaced Lata. Along with this, Gulshan Kumar also said that he will make Anuradha the second vine of the film industry. When Anuradha announced to sing with T-Series, it is said that Alka Yagnik directly benefited. When Anuradha was at the peak of her career, her husband passed away. Gulshan is no more, now Anuradha has been away from singing and lime light for a long time. According to media reports, he last voiced in the movie ‘Jane Hoga Ki’ in 2006.
First Published: October 27, 2022, 06:00 IST